Nothing says spring in Boston like baseball, so why not take in a game at Fenway Park this month? For many who visit Boston, a trip to Fenway Park is high on the priority list. Even if you are not much of a fan of baseball, enjoying a game at this historic park definitely a true Boston experience.
Taking a Closer Look at Fenway Park
Located at 4 Yawkey Way near Kenmore Square, Fenway Park has been the home to the Boston Red Sox since 1912. As such, it is the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball. Due to its age and constrained location, Fenway Park has been expanded and renovated on many occasions. As a result, it is now characterized by its unusual features, such as “Pesky’s Pole,” “The Triangle” and the “Green Monster” located in left field. Despite the renovations and expansions, Fenway Park is still the fourth smallest Major League Baseball ballpark in terms of seating capacity and the second smallest in terms of total capacity. It is also one of only eight ballparks that cannot accommodate at least 40,000 people.
In addition to hosting baseball games, Fenway Park has also been home to a number of other sporting and cultural events. Among these are professional football games for the Boston Redskins, the Boston Patriots and the Boston Yanks. The ballpark has also served as the venue for concerts, hockey games, soccer games, political campaigns and religions campaigns.
On March 7, 2012, the park was added to the National Register of Historic Places. With its long history and claim as the oldest ballpark in the country, Fenway Park is considered one of the most well-known sports venues in the world.
Enjoying the Sox at Fenway
As members of the East division of the American League, the Boston Red Sox have appeared in 12 World Series championships and have won eight. Founded in 1901, the team was one of the first eight charter franchises in the American League. The name “Red Sox” was given to the organization by team owner John I. Taylor in 1908. Today, the Boston Red Sox are owned by Fenway Sports Group, which also owns England’s Liverpool F.C. The Red Sox are consistently among the top Major League Baseball teams in terms of average road attendance. The team also sold out every home game from May 15, 2003 through April 10, 2013 for a total of 820 games.
If you are thinking that you want to see the Red Sox play in May, here are the scheduled home games for this month.
- May 1 vs Yankees – 8:05pm
- May 9 vs Athletics – 7:10pm
- May 10 vs Athletics – 7:10pm
- May 11 vs Athletics – 7:10pm
- May 12 vs Astros – 7:10pm
- May 13 vs Astros – 7:10pm
- May 14 vs Astros – 1:05pm
- May 15 vs Astros – 1:35pm
- May 20 vs Indians – 7:10pm
- May 21 vs Indians – 4:05pm
- May 22 vs Indians – 1:35pm
- May 24 vs Rockies – 7:10pm
- May 25 vs Rockies – 7:10pm
- May 26 vs Rockies – 7:10pm
The nearest T stations to Fenway Park include the Green Line B or C/Kenmore line and the Commuter Rail Worcester Line/Yawkey.